Devices & Apps

Devices & Apps

At Clearwater Bay School, our students use a variety of learning technology devices, equipment and apps. During their time at school, students will use…

  • iPads
  • HP Chromebook
  • Acer Spin Touchscreen Chromebook
  • Macbook Air

 


More details can be found on the year group tabs below.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Technology in Year 1

In Year 1, our students use:

  • iPads
    • a set of 30 iPads (2017) are shared between the four classes.

They learn how to:

  • take photographs, video and audio recording
  • write and draw
  • scan QR codes
  • explore block-based coding

The apps used are:

  • Camera, Photos, Photo Booth, Notepad (all apps included with iPad)
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • Scratch Jr, Beebot (coding/programming apps)

The children also enjoy using:

Technology in Year 2

In Year 2, our students use:

  • iPads
    • a set of 30 iPad Mini 2 are shared between the four classes.
  • HP Chromebooks
    • a set of 30 Chromebooks are shared between the four classes.

They learn how to:

  • tell stories using stop-motion animation and comic strips
  • create ‘green screen’ movies
  • create and share documents in GSuite
  • explore block-based coding

The apps used are:

  • Green Screen by DoInk  review  HK$23.00
  • Strip Designer
  • Puppet Pals 2: School Edition  review  HK$48.00
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • Scratch Jr, Beebot (coding/programming apps)
  • HKeTransport  link
  • Hong Kong money  link
  • MTR Mobile  link

The children also enjoy using:

Technology in Year 3

In Year 3, our students use:

  • Acer Spin touchscreen Chromebooks
    • a set of 30 Chromebooks are shared between two classes.
  • iPads
    • a set of 30 iPad Mini 2 are shared between the eight Y3 & Y4 classes.

They learn how to:

  • take and manipulate photographs
  • create art using augmented reality (AR)
  • create and share documents in GSuite
  • create flowcharts and diagrams
  • explore block-based coding with Scratch and Microbit

The apps used are:

  • Pixlr Editor online  app
  • Quiver (AR) app
  • Scratch online & Scratch Jr  app
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • GSuite
  • Camera, Photobooth, Photos (iPad apps)
  • Google Arts & Culture  app  online

The children also enjoy using:

Technology in Year 4

In Year 4, our students use:

  • Acer Spin touchscreen Chromebooks
    • a set of 30 Chromebooks are shared between two classes.
  • iPads
    • a set of 30 iPad Mini 2 are shared between the eight Y3 & Y4 classes.

They learn how to:

  • use computers to design in 2D and 3D
  • search for Creative Commons licensed images to use in their own work
  • create and share websites in Google Sites
  • create custom maps online
  • use iMovie app to create and edit news reports
  • record photos, videos and audio in a variety of formats
  • explore block-based coding

The apps used are:

  • Tinkercad  online
  • Google Drawing & Google Sites (GSuite)
  • iMovie (iPad app)
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • Google Cardboard Camera  online

The children also enjoy using:

Technology in Year 5

In Year 5, our students use:

  • HP Chromebooks
    • a set of 30 Chromebooks are shared between two classes.
  • iPads
    • each classroom has 4 iPads.
  • Macbook Air
    • a set of 30 Macbooks is shared between all Y5/Y6 classes.

They learn how to:

  • use CRAB design principles to create posters & graphics
  • use graphics software to manipulate images
  • manage data in spreadsheets
  • use simple modelling
  • use iMovie to create ‘green screen’ movies
  • design and print in 3D
  • explore block-based coding with Scratch

The apps used are:

  • Tinkercad  online
  • Pixlr Editor  online
  • Google Sheets & Google Draw (GSuite)
  • iMovie (Mac app)
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • Scratch  online

Technology in Year 6

In Year 6, our students use:

  • HP Chromebooks
    • a set of 30 Chromebooks are shared between two classes.
  • iPads
    • each classroom has 4 iPads.
  • Macbook Air
    • a set of 30 Macbooks is shared between all Y5/Y6 classes.

They learn how to:

  • create visuals for presentations
  • design large-format infographics
  • create using GSuite
  • use iMovie, Garageband & photo editing
  • record photos, videos and audio in a variety of formats
  • explore block-based coding with Scratch & Swift

The apps used are:

  • Canva  online
  • Google Apps (GSuite)
  • iMovie, Garageband (iPad & Mac app)
  • Seesaw (journal and portfolio app)
  • Scratch  online
  • Swift Playgrounds  app

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